As their episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.
To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.
After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre for a limited season. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.
Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier's David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End?
After Tania Amsel's new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre's adaptation of Charles Dickens' ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn't A Christmas Carol? It's a must-see for aficionados and newcomers alike.
How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Will you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?
It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.
Escape From Planet Trash post-show video and photos: Sink the Pink continues its queer trilogy in outer space
A year on, during which they've released a single with Melanie C, Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre with the second in their queer trilogy of alternative Christmas shows. Ginger Johnson and co are on top form.
An Act of God post-show video and photos: Blasphemy & belly laughs with David Javerbaum, Zoe Lyons & co
How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I'm staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention... of sorts.
The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?
What part do costumes play in branding for The Play That Goes Wrong around the world? How are they made durable enough to survive eight performances a week of one of Theatreland's most physical productions?